What Is Congestive Heart Failure?
Congestive heart failure, or CHF, is a chronic condition in which your heart is unable to pump enough blood and oxygen to the body to meet its needs.
Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure
Common symptoms of CHF include shortness of breath, swelling of the feet and ankles, fatigue, and difficulty coughing.
How Hope Hospice Can Help Someone With CHF
What They Say
Support For Caregivers
At Hope Hospice, we recognize that caregiving can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining for someone with congestive heart failure. That’s why we offer a wide range of services and resources to help family caregivers manage the many responsibilities that come with caregiving.
Coping & Emotional Support
We understand that CHF is a difficult and challenging condition to face. Hope Hospice provides emotional and spiritual support to those living with CHF and their families to help them cope with their changing situations.
Common Questions About CHF
Congestive heart failure is usually diagnosed after a physical exam and a medical history review. Additional tests, such as an electrocardiogram, chest x-ray, or ultrasounds, may also confirm the diagnosis.
Common signs of congestive heart failure include shortness of breath, fatigue, swelling of the feet and ankles, difficulty coughing, and difficulty sleeping. If you suspect that you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact your doctor.
Yes! Simple lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and quitting smoking, can make all the difference in managing your congestive heart failure. Your doctor can provide additional advice on managing CHF through lifestyle changes.
Managing congestive heart failure can be a complex and challenging process. Hope Hospice can support those with CHF and their families in managing this condition. From symptom control to coping resources, our team is here to help.